Walk c167 Wetherlam and Swirl How from Low Tilberthwaite

A quiet alternative to the usual honey pots


Route outline for walk c167:

- Low Tilberthwaite  -   Steel Edge  -   Lad Stones  -   Wetherlam  -   Swirl Hawse  -   Prison Bank  -   Swirl How  -   Great Carrs  -   Little Carrs  -   Wet Side Edge  -   Low Tilberthwaite.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Swirl How at 802m (2632ft). Swirl How is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (39th highest in England, 74th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 32). Swirl How is also known as an English Nuttall (47th in England, 90th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Great Carrs, 785m (2576ft). Great Carrs is classified as a Wainwright (No. 43). Great Carrs is also known as an English Nuttall (61st in England, 110th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Wetherlam, 763m (2504ft). Wetherlam is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (64th highest in England, 109th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 56). Wetherlam is also known as an English Nuttall (78th in England, 132nd in England & Wales).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90 & 96 or 97
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c167 Wetherlam and Swirl How from Low Tilberthwaite

In no particular order . . .

A the summit of a snowy Wetherlam

A the summit of a snowy Wetherlam

Photo: Dan Dennehy (1)

The S for Sugar Aircraft Crash Memorial between Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar

The S for Sugar Aircraft Crash Memorial between Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (178)

Beacon (Blawith Fells) and Beacon Tarn from Wool Knott

Beacon (Blawith Fells) and Beacon Tarn from Wool Knott

Photo: Andy Malcolm (133)

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (16)

Black Sails and The Furness Fells from the summit of Swirl How

Black Sails and The Furness Fells from the summit of Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (18)

Seathwaite Tarn and Duddon Valley from Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn and Duddon Valley from Grey Friar

Photo: James Brennan (4)

Swirl How Summit

Swirl How Summit

Photo: David Hayter (177)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: David Hayter (176)

The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and Dow Crag from Swirl How

The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and Dow Crag from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (20)

Sheep on Swirl How

Sheep on Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (26)

The large beacon on the summit of High Spy

The large beacon on the summit of High Spy

Photo: Christine Shepherd (526)

Looking across Little Langdale to the Langdale Pikes (with Pike of Stickle prominent to the left) from Wetherlam

Looking across Little Langdale to the Langdale Pikes (with Pike of Stickle prominent to the left) from Wetherlam

Photo: Rob Barklamb (23)

Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Little Langdale from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (134)

Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (20)

Seathwaite Tarn from Grey Friar

Seathwaite Tarn from Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (175)

Great Carrs Summit

Great Carrs Summit

Photo: David Hayter (172)

Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Levers Water from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Nick Snape (18)

The Scafell Massif from Great Carrs

The Scafell Massif from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (22)

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (3)

The cairn and plane crash memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

The cairn and plane crash memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Christine Shepherd (525)

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (171)

Little Langdale from Wetherlam

Little Langdale from Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (25)

John, Andy and myself on High Street in the snow

John, Andy and myself on High Street in the snow

Photo: Richard Jennings (4)

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam

Photo: Nick Snape (19)

Greenburn Valley and Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Greenburn Valley and Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (173)

Mine workings below Wetherlam

Mine workings below Wetherlam

Photo: Mike Jennings (26)

Prison Band from Swirl How

Prison Band from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (15)

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Pavey Ark and the Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Pavey Ark and the Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Simon Barnett (50)

Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Little Langdale from Great Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (2)

Skiddaw from Great Carrs

Skiddaw from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (19)

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (24)

Rough Crag beyond Blea Water from  above Blea Water Crag between High Street and Mardale Ill Bell

Rough Crag beyond Blea Water from above Blea Water Crag between High Street and Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Andy Malcolm (233)

Cold Pike (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from the summit of Great Carrs

Cold Pike (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (21)

Jemima en-route up Wetherlam

Jemima en-route up Wetherlam

Photo: Martin Corbett (1)

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Swirl Hause from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (16)

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Wayne Hill (60)

Cold Pike from the summit of Little Carrs

Cold Pike from the summit of Little Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (19)

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Greenburn and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (25)

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (14)

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (15)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: David Booth (5)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (14)

Buck Barrow from Kinmont Buck Barrow

Buck Barrow from Kinmont Buck Barrow

Photo: Stephen Dawson (23)

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from Beacon (Blawith Fells)

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from Beacon (Blawith Fells)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (135)

Crinkle Crags (centre left) with Bow Fell (Bowfell) beyond from near Prison Band below Swirl How

Crinkle Crags (centre left) with Bow Fell (Bowfell) beyond from near Prison Band below Swirl How

Photo: Rob Barklamb (24)

Coniston Water from the summit of Great Carrs

Coniston Water from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (17)

The Scafell Massif laced by low cloud from Great Carrs

The Scafell Massif laced by low cloud from Great Carrs

Photo: Rob Barklamb (25)

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Great Carrs from Top of Broad Slack

Photo: Chris Leonard (13)

The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

The Langdale Pikes from Prison Band

Photo: Nick Snape (17)

Rydal Water (left) and Coniston Water (right - far distance) and Heron Pike in mid-distance from Hart Crag

Rydal Water (left) and Coniston Water (right - far distance) and Heron Pike in mid-distance from Hart Crag

Photo: Rob Barklamb (26)

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn Reservoir from the summit of Great Carrs

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn Reservoir from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (22)

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Swirl How from Great Carrs

Photo: Chris Leonard (17)

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl Hawse

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl Hawse

Photo: David Booth (4)

The Greenburn Valley from Great Carrs

The Greenburn Valley from Great Carrs

Photo: Stephen Dawson (16)

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston from Grey Friar

Photo: Chris Leonard (18)

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Great Carrs from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (13)

On the summit of Wetherlam

On the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (2)

On Wetherlam summit

On Wetherlam summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (468)

Great Langdale from Oxendale Beck

Great Langdale from Oxendale Beck

Photo: Mike Jennings (27)

*Little Langdale with the Langdale Pikes, Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from 
        Wetherlam

*Little Langdale with the Langdale Pikes, Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

Photo: Wayne Hill (58)

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Grey Friar from Great Carrs

Photo: James Brennan (3)

Little Langdale from Wet Side Edge

Little Langdale from Wet Side Edge

Photo: Stephen Dawson (18)

Plane Wreck Memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Plane Wreck Memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (28)

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (174)

On Y Clegyr above Llyn Padarn (Llanberis) with Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Moel Cynghorion, Foel Goch (Snowdon), Foel Gron and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) in the background

On Y Clegyr above Llyn Padarn (Llanberis) with Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Moel Cynghorion, Foel Goch (Snowdon), Foel Gron and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) in the background

Photo: Dan Dennehy (2)

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

Photo: Wayne Hill (59)

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) and the Wrynose Pass from Wet Side Edge

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) and the Wrynose Pass from Wet Side Edge

Photo: Stephen Dawson (21)

Early Morning mist on Thirlmere

Early Morning mist on Thirlmere

Photo: David Hayter (179)

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Swirl How (right) from Wetherlam summit

The Old Man of Coniston (left) and Swirl How (right) from Wetherlam summit

Photo: Richard Jennings (3)

Langdale Pikes from Fell Foot

Langdale Pikes from Fell Foot

Photo: Stephen Dawson (17)

Wetherlam from Swirl Hawse

Wetherlam from Swirl Hawse

Photo: Ian Gaylard (29)

Bowscale Fell summit

Bowscale Fell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (469)

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Coniston Water from Swirl How

Photo: Nick Snape (20)

Little Carrs from Hell Gill Pike, Wet Side Edge

Little Carrs from Hell Gill Pike, Wet Side Edge

Photo: Ian Gaylard (23)

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Chris Leonard (12)

Keld Gill Head, Red Dell Head Moss and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Keld Gill Head, Red Dell Head Moss and Wetherlam from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (10)

Jemima, Jack & Dougie exploring the Rossendale Valley

Jemima, Jack & Dougie exploring the Rossendale Valley

Photo: Martin Corbett (2)

Brim Fell summit cairn

Brim Fell summit cairn

Photo: Karen Todd (1)

The Furness Fells above Crook Beck from near Low Tilberthwaite

The Furness Fells above Crook Beck from near Low Tilberthwaite

Photo: Andy Malcolm (131)

Swirl How summit cairn

Swirl How summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (12)

Swirl How, Top of Broad Slack and Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Swirl How, Top of Broad Slack and Great Carrs from Little Carrs

Photo: Karen Todd (4)

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Brim Fell from Swirl How

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (11)

The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Wetherlam

The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Ian Gaylard (30)

The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

The next challenge awaits, Mel and Rick approaching Wetherlam

Photo: Richard Jennings (1)

The Scafell Massif featuring Scafell Pike (centre) and Sca Fell (centre left) from Swirl Band between Swirl How and Levers Hawse

The Scafell Massif featuring Scafell Pike (centre) and Sca Fell (centre left) from Swirl Band between Swirl How and Levers Hawse

Photo: Andy Malcolm (232)

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

The Langdale Pikes from Wetherlam Edge

Photo: Andy Malcolm (132)

The Scafell Range from Great Carrs

The Scafell Range from Great Carrs

Photo: David Hayter (170)

Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Approaching the summit of Wetherlam

Photo: Simon Barnett (49)

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Black Sails summit cairn

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Black Sails summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (14)

My boyfriend being accosted by a cow on Lord's Seat (Whitbarrow Scar) summit

My boyfriend being accosted by a cow on Lord's Seat (Whitbarrow Scar) summit

Photo: Karen Todd (5)

Greenburn Copper Works

Greenburn Copper Works

Photo: Stephen Dawson (15)

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Wet Side Edge and Greenburn from Swirl How

Photo: Ian Gaylard (27)


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